Grateful Dead Live at Musikhalle on 1972-04-29
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AUD MR (poss. Uher Reel Machine at 4.75 cm/sec)> 2 reels> cass> SB Live!> .wav> .shn> CD-R; EAC > SHN (seekable) by Matt Vernon from eurodead.net seed disks
- 2004-04-12 13:20:52
- AUD MR (poss. Uher Reel Machine at 4.75 cm/sec)> 2 reels> cass> SB Live!> .wav> .shn> CD-R
- Hamburg, Germany
Subject: Hall Acoustics
All I know, I could not leave her there...
Subject: The Sorrows, The Sorrows
Subject: Uher 4400 in the Musikhalle
I am the guy, who recorded this concert in the Musikhalle in 1972. After all these years, now I'm glad, that so many peoples listened to them.
the avenue in Hamburg called "Die Musikhalle" is a jewel in the center of the city. Built 1908 it was the biggest building dedicated only to music in that time in Germany. The acustics are awe-inspiring.
Subject: very enjoyable
Subject: aud? really?
Subject: Pretty good quality
Subject: amazing dark star
what a beautiful concert!
ps- and dark star is just brilliant.
Subject: Best audience recording of the Europe '72 Tour
Sadly both the AUD and SBD sources, as well as the subsequent matrices are fair to poor in quality. Otherwise this show would certainly garner a higher score. In this case this Vernon remastered audience recording, though still somewhat of a challenge to enjoy, is superior to the muddy soundboard recordings that circulate and is likely the finest AUD of the tour.
This is unfortunate because the second set really heats up with another excellent Dark Star. This 30 minute spacey performance, though not quite as exceptional as several of the masterpieces from earlier in the month, soars from the opening notes. This performance features some dynamite interplay during the extended pre-verse theme intro, with some rather cool percussion sounds. Though much of this version is atonal, there are a couple of dynamite jazzy passages, with a nice Feelin' Groovy Jam starting about 7:20. There is also a fantastic jazzy segment loosely based around a Caution theme that starts around 22:00. Keith in particular really shines on this performance, contributing some of his finest work on this tour.
The segue out of Dark Star is atypically abrupt as the band leaves deep space for a particularly hot version of Sugar Magnolia, followed by another excellent performance of Caution. It's really a shame about the sound quality of this one. (94 pts*)
*An excellent performance that would garner a score in the upper 90's if only the sound quality was better
Subject: The stuff that dreams are made of....
This AUD recording is a winner all the way around. Who ever recorded this should get a medal. The playing here is uniformly stellar to boot. As a comic aside the dude that keeps yelling out for "White Rabbit" is pretty hilarious.
Subject: European Equation
Subject: The Crowd
Did anyone attend these shows in Germany? Listening to this audience recording it's easier to hear that it seems like the audience wasn't totally familiar with the Dead's sets back then. There's a guy just before Dark Star who says, "we want drums," which isn't something people would say in the US would they? And there's no response when China Cat is started. And a low key response to Dark Star revving up. Could be wrong, but it seems that this is an audience that's getting to know the Dead. For some reason I really liked that idea. It's nice to listen to people who are perhaps being completely f*cking blown away for the first time. Maybe checking out "this band from America" and leaving the hall saying, "God almighty, things make a little more sense in the world now."
Subject: Better than the board
Five stars for being Free!
Subject: now this is what an aud should sound like
get just because it is the best aud ive heard so far on here if any one else knows of some killer aud let it be known
"Hey yoo! Grateful-Dead -guy! Play your Truckin' song!!"
Subject: Good recording Quality, but...
Subject: next time you see me
Other than the Dark Star..
Ok Ive listened to all three recordings and even though this isnt the greatest recording it really brings out the sound on "next time you see me" better than the degraded sdb recording.
This version of NTYSM also has more a slow grind blues sound. Great performance of this Pig Tune - great harmonica solo.
For Black Throated Wind fans this is a good early one.
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